Jackson: Rivers could deliver a ring

October, 3, 2013
10/03/13
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I believe in coaches. I believe in coaching matchups. I believe that coaches in the NBA are just as important as (almost) any player on the court and that coaching to a large degree is the main reason certain teams go deep into the playoffs every year. I believe a great coach can put any team into the championship conversation.


That said ...


Now I would be "white jacket" certifiable if I took this space to say that I believe because Doc Rivers is now the coach of the L.A. Clippers that they are about to win the NBA championship. But in the NBA, if history has shown us anything, we should have learned by now that the perfect coaching change may not cure everything, but it damn sure has the chance to become the greatest remedy.

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